Our Team

Manawataki Fatu Fatu is a 3-year programme (2020 – 2023) of translational research into equity in heart health outcomes for Māori and Pacific peoples in Aotearoa, funded by Healthier Lives and the Heart Foundation and hosted at The University of Auckland.

Our programme aims to identify important evidence-practice gaps related to access barriers along the continuum of care that can be practically and rapidly addressed to improve heart health outcomes for Māori and Pacific people. 

We apply Kaupapa Māori and Pacific methodologies and integrate quantitative and qualitative methods. Workforce development and capacity building of Māori and Pacific research leaders are vital components of the programme. The team leaders are Associate Professor Matire Harwood (Ngāpuhi) and Dr Corina Grey (Samoan).

Associate Professor Matire Harwood

Associate Professor Matire Harwood

Co-Principal Investigator

Dr Corina Grey

Dr Corina Grey

Co-Principal Investigator

Honorary Professor Shanthi Ameratunga

Honorary Professor Shanthi Ameratunga

Co-Investigator

Dr Vanessa Selak

Dr Vanessa Selak

Co-Investigator

Adj. Professor Bridget Dicker

Adj. Professor Bridget Dicker

Collaborator, St John Ambulance

Dr Karen Brewer

Dr Karen Brewer

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Janine Paynter

Dr Janine Paynter

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Tua Taueetia-Su'a

Dr Tua Taueetia-Su'a

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Sandra Hanchard

Dr Sandra Hanchard

Research Fellow

Dr Sione Vaka

Dr Sione Vaka

Senior Lecturer

Rochelle Newport

Rochelle Newport

PhD Candidate

Julie Winter-Smith

Julie Winter-Smith

PhD Candidate

Taria Tane

Taria Tane

PhD Candidate

Jess Lagaluga Hutchings

Jess Lagaluga Hutchings

PhD Candidate

Haydn Drake

Haydn Drake

Masters, Paramedicine

Sarah Penney

Sarah Penney

Masters, Paramedicine

Dr Ainsleigh Laumatia

Dr Ainsleigh Laumatia

Masters, Public Health